ArtPrize Top Ten

6 10 2009

The ArtPrize Top Ten Has Been Selected

Grand Rapids Real Estate

The first ever ArtPrize contest is winding down and the top ten have been selected. This competition was a phenomenal success and generated all kinds of buzz while bringing many people downtown. I brought the kids downtown Grand Rapids to see some of the art and we were genuinely amazed at the creativity and originality of the various artists. Make sure to cast your vote for your favorite piece, there are still two days left to do so. There have been an amazing 300,000+ votes cast already and the grand prize is a whopping $250,000.

ArtPrize is just one of the great things about Grand Rapids, Michigan! If you are considering a move here, visit my website at where you can search for homes and condos online, request a comprehensive relocation package or find out the value of your home. If you have any questions about the Grand Rapids housing market, feel free to contact me anytime.


Grand Rapids ArtPrize

10 06 2009


Grand Rapids ArtPrize

Grand Rapids ArtPrize Yet another incredible reason why Grand Rapids, Michigan is a great place to be. Not only do we have the picturesque Grand River flowing through the center of town, its unique fish ladder affording tremendous opportunity for trophy Salmon and Steelhead. Not only does Grand Rapids offer exciting and affluent communities such as the downtown Grand Rapids condo scene, the Heritage Hill Historic District, East Grand Rapids and Gaslight Village, Cascade and Ada Townships, but Grand Rapids also offers top tier schools, colleges and universities, plenty of recreational watersports and world class golf courses. We also have the Van Andel Arena where the top entertainers from around the world come to perform, as well as Devos Performance Hall, the Grand Rapids Art Museum and terrific nightlife.

And now we also have the Grand Rapids Artprize. The largest art prize of its kind in the world.Grand Rapids Michigan RelocationArtprize is an exciting arena where established and emerging artists are afforded the chance to show off their work. Visitors cast their vote and the winner gets the big prize of $250,000. People throughout the city are able to open their doors and choose artists to showcase their stuff and there is no one official curator for the competition. Because the number of artists and venues is ever-changing, the possibilities are wide-open.

Some basics:

  • Top prize: $250,000
  • Dates: September 23 – October 10
  • Location: Grand Rapids, MI USA
  • Winner is determined by public vote
  • All attendees of the event can vote
  • Top 10 entries will receive a prize
  • Multiple artists can collaborate on an entry
  • Artists may only submit one entry
  • Property owners/renters in downtown Grand Rapids can become a venue

 Venue Information:

  • Be sure your venue is within the ArtPrize boundary
  • Venues must register on by July 31, 2009
  • Venues can be any size, indoor or outdoor
  • Venue hosts decide which artists show in their space
  • Complete a Hosting Agreement with each artist – What’s this?
  • Hosting agreements must be completed August 15, 2009

For more information about Grand Rapids, visit my website or contact me any time.